Organ transplantation is a complex medical procedure in which an organ from a donor is surgically transplanted into a recipient in need. Transplant organs or tissue may come from living or deceased donors.
Donor Organ Shortage
Globally and nationally, there is a donor organ shortage.
On average, 21 people die every day waiting for a donor organ, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
You can save lives by donating your organs
upon death, or by
becoming a living donor.
Why a Living Organ Donation is Preferred
A living organ donation can shorten the waiting period for an organ (or part of an organ) and may be performed with fewer complications and often better patient outcomes.
Organ donation is completely voluntary. Many mechanisms are in place to protect donor’s health, safety and privacy.
Interested in Donating?
Those interested in potentially becoming a living donor are encouraged to
make an informed decision
and to complete an
initial health screening. The process of completing this health history questionnaire is not a commitment to donation.